In 2022, Lunar New Year is on February 1. Many Asian countries celebrate this holiday. It is celebrated in the United States, too. Different cultures have different traditions. Here are some.
People give gifts.
Families give each other red envelopes. There is money inside. It is for good luck.
People honor their family.
In Korea, young people bow to their elders . They wish them a happy New Year. Some wear traditional clothing. It is called hanbok.
People eat special foods.
People eat foods that are said to bring luck. In China, people eat dumplings. They symbolize wealth.
People watch parades.
Dancers carry colorful puppets. Some of these look like dragons. People beat drums. They set off firecrackers.
Did You Know?
There are many ways to wish someone a happy new year. Here are some phrases in Mandarin Chinese.